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How Exercise Became My Way Back to Health

Julie Brown Blackpool Gazette

8 years ago at the age of 37, Julie Brown (now 45) of St Annes was suffering with tingling pains and sensations through her arms. The sharp pains she recalls would take her breath away.

An MRI scan revealed there was a growth at the top of Julie’s spinal chord and she was referred to a Neurosurgeon at Preston who diagnosed the growth as a Cavernoma, which is a cluster of abnormal blood vessels typically found in the brain or spinal chord. A cavernoma looks a little like a blackberry.

The Cavernoma was entwined in her central […]

New Mums Strong to the Core

Many new mums are desperate to get back into shape following the arrival of their bundle of joy and for others it is the furthest thing from their mind!

However the real reason behind the importance of beginning to exercise after pregnancy is not widely known and often overlooked.

Claire Nutton is one of YMCA’s qualified pre and post natal fitness instructors and is based at YMCA Thornton.
Claire explains: “There seems to be a real taboo around the pelvic floor and ladies awareness about the importance of this muscle group is low. It seems […]

Fitness Boost for YMCA Fleetwood

27.10.2015
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Synrgy Functional Training System

YMCA Fleetwood Leisure Centre is to receive £134,000 investment in new top-of-the-range health and fitness equipment.

Wyre Council’s Cabinet has agreed proposals that will see the centre’s fitness suite refurbished and totally upgraded with the latest digital fitness experience and cardio and resistance training equipment.

Integrated TV, internet and personalised workout features are also built into the kit and the addition of a pioneering Synrgy functional training system means live group workouts with YMCA instructors will be coming to the gym.

Councillor Lynne Bowen, Cabinet member with responsibility for sport and leisure […]

YMCA Receives £93,000 for Y:Women Can

5.10.2015
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This Girl Can Running

A Fylde sports project set up to get more women active has been awarded over £90,000 by Sport England.

The Y:Women Can project will see YMCA Fylde Coast work in partnership with Fylde Council to increase once a week participation in the Fylde area amongst women aged 14-40 in three core sports (cycling, swimming and running). Working with Sport England’s ‘This Girl Can’ campaign and inspiring a generation of women, the project will also work in partnership with a number of other organisations and local clubs including the Amateur Swimming […]